How did Osama Bin Laden, the shy son of a billionaire, become a terrorist mastermind?

What factors drove Osama Bin Laden to mastermind his most audacious terrorist plot: 9/11?

Did anything in the childhood of Osama Bin Laden hint at his later evil actions? This fascinating history documentary on BBC Select investigates Bin Laden’s early years in Saudi Arabia.

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Watch Bin Laden: The Road To 9/11 on BBC Select

It’s a name that will be forever seared onto history. But just who was Osama Bin Laden, the figure behind the devastating 9/11 attacks, and how did the quiet son of a billionaire become a terrorist mastermind? In this fascinating history documentary on BBC Select, those closest to him and witnesses to his rise to power explain his character and motivations. Just what drove his poisonous ideology?

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